21 days in Romania & Budapest Itinerary

21 days in Romania & Budapest Itinerary

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Start: Budapest, Hungary
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 9 nights
Drive:  12 h
2
Baia Mare, Romania
— 4 nights
train:  9 h
3
Sighisoara, Romania
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Brasov, Romania
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Bucharest, Romania
— 2 nights
End: Bucharest, Romania

9
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Your list of things to see and do now includes House of Terror Museum, Dohány Street Synagogue, Central Market Hall, and other attractions.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Baia Mare.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Hungarian National Museum ©
Hungarian National Museum
Faust Wine Cellar ©
Faust Wine Cellar
Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum ©
Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum

4
nights
Baia Mare, Romania

Baia Mare
Baia Mare is a municipality along the Săsar River, in northwestern Romania; it is the capital of Maramureș County. Your list of things to see and do now includes St Nicholas Church in Budesti Josani, Sighet village museum, Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance, and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Surdesti Wooden Church and Central Baia Mare Art Museum. When in Baia Mare, make a side trip to see Church of the Holy Archangels in Rogoz, approximately Rogoz away.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Baia Mare trip planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Baia Mare takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Baia Mare. In October, daytime highs in Baia Mare are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sighisoara.

Things to do in Baia Mare

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Sighetu Marmatiei, Merry Cemetery, Church of the Holy Paraskeva, Church of the Holy Archangels, Barsana Monastery
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Merry Cemetery
Merry Cemetery
Surdesti Wooden Church ©
Surdesti Wooden Church

2
nights
Sighisoara, Romania

Sighisoara ©
As a World Heritage Site, Sighisoara is visited mostly for its fortified Old Town surrounded entirely by city walls.
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway has been added to your itinerary.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sighisoara tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Baia Mare to Sighisoara takes 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Sighisoara are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. You will leave for Brasov on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Sighisoara

Historic Sites
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Biserica Manastirii ©
Biserica Manastirii
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway ©
Scara Acoperita-Covered Stairway

3
nights
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Black Church (Biserica Neagra) as well as Peles Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Brasov itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Sighisoara to Brasov takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bucharest.

Things to do in Brasov

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Peles Castle
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Peles Castle ©
Peles Castle
Black Church (Biserica Neagra) ©
Black Church (Biserica Neagra)

2
nights
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Carturesti Carusel has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at The National Museum of Art of Romania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Carturesti Carusel.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bucharest online sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Brasov to Bucharest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bucharest can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums Shopping
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The National Museum of Art of Romania ©
The National Museum of Art of Romania
Carturesti Carusel ©
Carturesti Carusel

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